Prof. Dr. Teresa Koloma Beck

As a sociologist I research conflict, violence and globalisation. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of everyday life and the post/decolonial condition of the present. I studied at I.E.P. Paris, France, and at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. In 2010, I received a PhD from Humboldt University with a dissertation on the normalisation of civil war. Before coming to Helmut Schmidt University in January 2021, I was professor for the sociology of globalisation at Bundeswehr University Munich and senior research fellow at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. Prior to that I  worked as project lead, substitute professor and researcher in various international and interdisciplinary research and teaching contexts, among them the French-German research institute Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. For my research on war and postwar societies I undertook extensive field research in Angola (2005/06), Mozambique (2010) and Afghanistan (2015). In 2016, I received the Thomas A. Herz Award for Social Research of the German Sociological Association (DGS). Committed to bring academic research into conversation with knowledges outside the ivory tower, I am occasionally active as a speaker or consultant in public institutions and civil society organisations.

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Teresa Koloma Beck

Current Publications

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2022 [forthcoming]. Divided world. Encountering Frantz Fanon in Kabul. In The present of the past. Imperialism and the historicity of international politics, edited by Klaus Schlichte und Stephan Stetter, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2021. Roaring silence. Central European History 54(1), 47-56.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2021. ›I am a victor, not a victim!‹ Verweigerung und Selbstbehauptung in Opfererzählungen. Mittelweg 36 30 (2), 51-71.

Koloma Beck, Teresa, und Klaus Schlichte. 2020. Theorien der Gewalt zur Einführung. Hamburg: Junius.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2020. Particularly Universal Encounters. Ethnographic Explorations into a Laboratory of World Society. In What in the World. Understanding Global Social Change, edited by Mathias Albert, und Tobias Werron, 117-137. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2020. Nachdenklichkeit und leibliche Erfahrung. Überlegungen zum (auto-)ethnographischen Forschen in der Soziologie. In Nachdenklichkeit, edited by Christine Abbt, Donata Schoeller, und Hartmut von Sass, 167-181. Berlin: Diaphanes.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2020. Fortschritt und Analyse. Über die zwei Formen von Kritik, ohne die Wissenschaft nicht funktionieren würde. In Kleine Soziologie des Studierens. Eine Navigationshilfe, edited by Thomas Hoebel, und Swantje Lahm. Stuttgart: utb.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2020. Alltag im Reallabor. Pandemie und Bürgerkrieg als existentielle gesellschaftliche Krisen. Leviathan 48(3), 451-469.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2019. Welterzeugung. Gewaltsoziologie als kritische Gesellschaftstheorie. Zeitschrift für Theoretische Soziologie 8 (1), 12-23.

Koloma Beck, Teresa, und Werron, Tobias. 2018. Violent Conflictition. Armed Conflicts and Global Competition for Attention and Legitimacy. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 31(3), 275-296.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2018. Mehr als der Mythos vom Zivilisationsprozess. Warum es sich lohnt, Norbert Elias’ bekanntestes Werk neu zu lesen. Zeithistorische Forschungen 2018 (2), 383-390.

Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2018. Liberating the Women of Afghanistan. Socio 11, 57-75. Koloma Beck, Teresa. 2018. Aufruf zum Aufstand. Diversität als wissenschaftliches Problem. Mittelweg 36 27(3), 75-91.

Contact

phone: +49.40.6541-2762
fax: +49.40.6541-3746
mail: koloma@hsu-hh.de
assistant: Stephanie Just justs@hsu-hh.de

Visiting adress

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität
Building H1, Raum 2373
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg // Germany

Postal address

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg // Germany

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Letzte Änderung: 6. November 2021